Purchased a Frankford Arsenal Rotary Tumbler to give this a shot for some of my rifle ammo.
If you are even remotely thinking about getting one,
go do it.
Do it now!
I let it run for 3 hours, which was likely much longer than it needed to run, but WOW, let me say that again WOW.
After YEARS, and I mean, 20+ years of corncob, walnut, etc, I realize I was wasting my time.
This is what I started with
THIS is the real deal. Clean inside and out.
Go ahead, click it, you know you want to see what it really looks like!
The kit came with a sample soap/softener, and a pack of stainless steel pins, and its really a “dump the stuff in and hit go” This method takes a little longer, that I will admit. You need to rinse and dry the brass well, that takes some time. But the juice is worth the squeeze. Cost of operation should be less over time, as you wont be rebuying media or additive. Another plus is that you wont be breathing all that crap/dust as you sift the brass from media. That alone is worth the upgrade.
This is a full 10 out of 10 Reloader-Rob recommendation!
Why didn’t someone tell me earlier?!?!?!
Be safe, and save me your brass!
After months of procrastination, I’ve finally reassembled everything to load some 30 carbine. This puts 300AAC on hold, because they share a powder funnel on the Dillon 550B, but thats ok.
I went back to my logbook, and realized that last time I loaded this, I used 12 graisn of Accurate #9, behind a Phelps lead bullet. Phelps closed 15 years ago, yikes!
Fast forward to some FMJ 110 bullets, and I need a new powder!
Accurate – AA #9
Alliant – 2400
Hodgon – H110
Hodgdon – Lil’Gun
IMR – IMR4227
IMR – SR4759
Ramshot – Enforcer
VihtaVuori – Viht N110
Winchester – 296
Winchester – W-680
I really wanted something clean, because I intend to use this in pistols as well as rifles, so my pick for today is…
13.5 grains of Hodgdon in front of some small rifle primers. (some people have concerns and upgrade to small rifle magnum primers, but I’ve not had that problem, yet)
As a starting point.
Running out of room, and tired of things being crowded. Lots of big projects coming around the corner. Adding this new bench to the room. Should clean things up a lot.
I’ve found the need for a press that can handle larger sized dies, and it was time to mount a few presses that haven’t been in service in a while.
As seen, my Dillon 550B with case feed in 38spl and my new RCBS rock chucker in 375Cheytac!
Its 1972. As if the 357Mag was not enough power, here comes the 357 automag .357AMP [9×33 mm]. Offered originally as a 2nd barrel to go with the 44AMP, they just aren’t all that common. For years I’ve wanted one, and that day has finally arrived!
357 automag ammo is made by necking down 44automag brass to a 357mag bullet, I have everything I need to make this (and I have) But I also have another collectible, orig box of 357automag SuperVel ammo.